During your weekend stay at the Kyriad hotel, begin by visiting the national Haras, the glory of Tarbes since 1806. Created by Napoleon, this site now recognized as a landmark showcases the city's passion for horses. Then, head to Massey Garden with its cactus greenhouse, Moorish Tower and the Cloister with 40 arcades. The Massey Museum is also located here, devoted to the history of Hussards and cavalry soldiers. Finally, as you stroll around the city center, head to Victoria street to see the birthplace of Ferdinand Foch. It houses a museum dedicated to the great man.
Tarbes and the Hautes-Pyrénées have many adventures in store during your week-long stay at our Kyriad accommodation. Take some time to admire its traditional pink ocher-clad houses and fall under the spell of the villa Fould, dating back to the 2ndEmpire. Located in Chastellain Park, it is home to the Pyrenees National Park headquarters. It will also certainly make you long to set out in quest of major sites of the Pyrenees located in the close proximity: Cirque de Gavarnie or the Pic du Midi and their stunning vistas. Less than an hour's drive, Lourdes and its ski resorts are other ideas for exciting excursions.
To maximize your children’s enjoyment, you can explore Tarbes in a horse-drawn carriage, from the Jardin Massey. You can also take the little train that runs through the city, via the National Haras (Stud farm) and Halle Marcadieu, where the market is held every Thursday morning. To enjoy some fresh air with your family, rent bicycles and go for a lovely ride on the green path which runs alongside the river Echez. Another option: the Caminadour trail, a shady walk on the banks of the Adour.